SPF30 sunscreen

  • $34.95 NZD

Safe 100% natural ingredients: your toxin-free, clean sunscreen choice this season.  

  • Non-greasy feel: smooth, lightweight and sits comfortably on the skin, which makes it great for both face and body.
  • Baby-safe: suitable for all ages 3m+.
  • Eczema-friendly: gentle on the most sensitive skin, including eczema-prone.
  • Reef-friendly: no chemicals, making it a better option to safeguard aquatic life and their habitats.
  • A little goes a long way: no water, preservatives or filler ingredients. Every ingredient chosen has a purpose! 
  • Pleasant aroma: with hints of lavender and coconut, this sunscreen smells like summer. Sunscreen doesn't need to smell bad! 
  • Eco-conscious packaging: 75g in a recyclable 100% sugarcane tube, making it easy to apply and convenient for summer adventures while lessening one's carbon footprint. Why sugarcane?
  • Locally made: made here in Aotearoa with love.

How does it work? Rather than being absorbed into the skin like a traditional chemical-based sunscreen, the mineral UV filters (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in this case – read more about ingredients here) sit on top of the skin and deflect and/or block harmful UV rays in a similar fashion to protective clothing. Mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are widely considered to be the gentlest and safest sun care products.

"Mineral sunscreens are like a healthy, home-cooked meal, while chemical sunscreens are like the fast food of sunscreens" – Lauren Ploch, MD, a USA board-certified dermatologist.

How is this different to your previous sunscreen "Sun-Barrier Cream"? Firstly, and most importantly, the new formula has undergone rigorous SPF testing in line with the new AS/NZS 2604:2021 standards and has been formulated in conjunction with cosmetic chemists. With a nod to our original formula, it contains most of the original ingredients with the same nostalgic aroma. We have added extra ingredients to: 

  • super-charge the SPF
  • keep the UV filters that protect your skin evenly distributed throughout the formulation
  • enhance the skin feel
  • delivered to you in a convenient tube (made from 100% sugarcane), making your summer adventures easier

Fancy a sunscreen applicator for less mess? The Solar Buddies sunscreen applicator dispenses our sunscreen well in temperatures over 15 degrees. Click here for more information.

For best practice, while having fun in the sun, remember the saying "SLIP, SLOP, SLAP and WRAP". As well as applying SPF-rated sunscreen, this includes wearing a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing and seeking shade where possible to avoid direct exposure to UV rays. 

Our sunscreen is tested against and meets AS/NZS 2604:2021 standards. Test results available below. 

Our current batch number is B001, and it is physically marked with an expiry of 10/2025. This has since been extended to 10/2026 as the remainder of the shelf life testing was completed after manufacturing.

Need to try before committing? We have a 3g size available. 

Hot summer tip: Set the alarm on your phone so you reapply sunscreen regularly. 


Apply liberally onto dry skin 20 minutes before sun exposure to protect against UV rays. Reapply every two hours and after swimming, sweating or towelling.


Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Zinc Oxide; Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Coco Caprylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Medium Chain Triglycerides*, Titanium Dioxide, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba*, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate. *certified organic

For further explanation on specific ingredients, click here. 


External use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on damaged or diseased skin. A patch test before use is recommended. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Store below 25°C and out of direct sunlight. Avoid contact with eyes.


As The ‘Nude’ Alchemist, we pride ourselves on transparency, and where sunscreen is concerned in Australasia, it is essential to know what you are putting on your family’s skin will do the job.

The following results are tested in accordance with AS/NZS 2604:2021.

Click here for SPF lab results.
Click here for broad-spectrum lab results.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Sam Wolting (Hamilton, NZ)
Superb sunscreen

Easy to apply. Feels great. Does leave the skin slightly lighter due to the zinc in it as expected. Will buy again. Love your products.

M.H. (Dunedin, NZ)
Another quality product!

I shared this with my son and his friends at a festival in chch recently. They loved it, and when putting it on said they could tell it was great quality. SunSmart boys in their mid-20s 👌🏽. A little goes a long way with this product. Also the 3 year life span is brilliant bang for ur buck

H. (Auckland, NZ)
Love - great natural solution

I’ve been looking for a good natural sunscreen for my 18month old nature lover and this has been a great solution! That you NA for creating this for us!

Belinda B (Wellington, NZ)
Highly recommend!

Have bought this sunscreen from a stockist, but wanted to say that it is fab! I'm using it on my 7 month old and it's great. I prefer it over a well known sun gel for babies.

Emma (Auckland, NZ)
Favourite Sunscreen for my eczema suffering Toddler!

This is by far the best sunscreen I've tried on my toddler who suffers with bad eczema. It doesn't seem to flare his eczema up like some of the others did. I love the smell and it's easy to apply. It does leave a bit of white but don't mind too much.